Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP)

Temple University, in partnership with Kaplan Schweser, the leading provider of financial planning and education, offers the Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) Program. This program meets the needs and challenges faced by today's financial planning professionals in brokerage, insurance, accounting and related fields. This certificate program is a cohort program which requires successful completion of all course modules to earn the certificate. All classes take place at the Temple University Center City (TUCC) campus.

This 9-month certificate program is designed around the demanding schedules of working professionals. Classes meet every other weekend, Friday nights from 6 to 9:35 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program benefits both experienced professionals seeking to advance their careers and those entering the field. Our program fulfills the educational component for the CFP certification, established by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The six required course modules to earn the certificate are:

  1. General Financial Planning Principles, Professional Conduct, and Regulation/Risk Management, Insurance, and Employee Benefits
  2. Investment Planning
  3. Retirement Savings and Income
  4. Tax Planning
  5. Estate Planning
  6. Capstone Case Course in Financial Planning

The CFP Certificate Program is offered once a year at the Temple University Center City (TUCC) campus. The next scheduled session will begin on September 11, 2020.  At this time, we are planning for in-person, on-campus classes, however there is chance that we may need to transition to an online format dependent on the effects of COVID-19. The fee for the entire 9-month program is $5,500. Books and other study materials will cost approximately $500. To receive information about the CFP program and/or to attend an information session please see the contact information below.


Attend an in-person information session or webinar to learn more about the CFP certificate program and ask questions from an instructor. Sessions are scheduled for:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6 PM - online via Zoom

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6 PM - online via Zoom

RSVP your attendance for the online information sessions to ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.

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Contact Information

Email Address: ncce@temple.edu
Telephone Number: (267) 468-8500
Program Office Address: 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102